Anna Margaret Hollyman was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut with a little bit of Austin, Texas thrown in.
She attended Sarah Lawrence College and graduated with a concentration in Theater Arts and Art History. She studied the Two Year Meisner program at the William Esper Studio with Suzanne Esper, as well as Movement Technique with Ted Morin. She’s also studied improv at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, and the People’s Improv Theater (P.I.T.) in New York.
She’s performed in New York City at 59E59, P.S.122, HERE Arts Center, Soho Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Impact Theater, and the Manhattan Repertory Theater, as well as in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Television-wise, she was a recurring character on ABC’s “My Generation”. Film-wise, she’s starred in, “Anna” (Winner of the Lifetime Student Filmmaker Award, 1rst Prize, Official Selection of the Jackson Hole Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival), “Samantha” (Winner Best Film 2009 Film Festival, Official Selection 2008 CineVegas, Olympia Film Festival), “Adelaide” (Winner Best Short Film and Audience Award 2009 GenArt Film Festival, Best Short Film 2009 Woodstock Film Festival, Winner SAG/Indie Audience Award, Winner Best Narrative Short New Orleans Film Festival, Winner 2009 National Board of Review). Other film credits include, “The Brave One”, “The Ones You Love”, “The Cult of Sincerity”, “The Color Wheel”.
”Small, Beautifully Moving Parts”, an indie road comedy in which she stars, had it’s world premiere in the Feature Competition at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. It’s also the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award at the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival.
Recent projects include: “The Romance of Loneliness”, a feature shot in Memphis, TN, “Slacker 2011”, “Somebody Up There Likes Me” (both shot in Austin, TX), and Jonathan Lisecki’s “Gayby”. She also has a few other projects up her sleeve.
Despite the fact she has a blog, she does not encourage shameless self promotion.